Voorheesville Library Notes for Friday, January 30, 2015

Kick off 2015 with a Resolution Revolution. The Voorheesville Public Library wants to help you achieve your goals for the new year. Want to lose weight, eat healthier, learn a new language? We can point you in the right direction, with literature, websites, and programs designed to aid you with your resolutions. Stop in and check out our Resolution Revolution display and post your resolution or tweet us @voorheesvillepl and let us know how we can help.

Counting Breaths

meditation workshop

On Monday, Feb. 2, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Suryanarayana Chennapragada will guide program participants in a breath meditation workshop. Focusing on breathing calms the mind, relaxes the muscles, and relieves stress. You can practice breathing meditation anywhere, while doing anything; from the time you wake up, until you fall asleep.  Studies have shown that those who apply this technique can gain relief from a variety of ailments, such as insomnia, anxiety, and anger. It’s easy and practical. For more information go to www.countingbreaths.com. This program is suitable for teens and adults.  Space is limited.  Please register.

Meet the illustrator

Take Your Child to the Library Day is Saturday, Feb. 7, from 10 to 5 p.m. This year, the library is excited to have Elizabeth Zunan, an Albany artist and illustrator, leading the session.

Children will learn about her process of illustrating children’s books and will make their own artistic collage to take home.  This program is for children in kindergarten through grade 5.  Please register. This program is funded by a special legislative project through the New York State Education Department.

An Afternoon with

Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson, who died in 1964, was an American marine biologist and conservationist whose book Silent Spring and other writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement.  On Sunday, Feb. 8, at 2 p.m., area actress Judy Lott, from the Schenectady Theater for Children, will portray Carson as an individual who made a major impact on the way we live today.  This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and presented as part of the Climate+Art initiative developed by the Upper Hudson Library System and the University at Albany. Please register.


annual open house

Whether you do crafts yourself or just have an appreciation for textile arts, be sure to drop in at some point during February to stroll through the gallery and community room to enjoy the wonderful crafts these ladies have displayed for your pleasure.

Story time

Join Miss Amy on Saturday, Feb. 14, from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m., to celebrate Valentine's Day as she shares Valentine's Day stories. Books, rhymes, songs, a Valentine's Day craft, and a snack will all be a part of this special family story time. This program is for children in prekindergarten through grade two, please register.

Sailor’s Valentine


What is a Sailor’s Valentine? They were elaborate gifts decorated with seashells. We have shells, glue, and wooden boxes for you to decorate; so stop by and craft with us on Saturday, Feb. 14, at 2 p.m.  This program is open to adults, teens, and families, please register.